Resilience Solutions International was supporting another important step in regional cooperation on disaster management was taken in March with the execution of a full-scale exercise (FSX) covering the wider Jordan River region, which includes Jordan, Israel and Palestine (JIP).
The objective of the exercise, which was conducted as part of the PDEX (Professional Dialogue Exercise) project funded by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), was to enhance disaster preparedness in the region.
The scenario of the exercise, which was conducted simultaneously in Israel and Palestine with the participation of Jordan, was based on an earthquake scenario in the Jordan-Israel-Palestine region with the consequent activation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism and the cooperation with local emergency management agencies, EU Delegations in the region and the United Nations.
The PDEX project supports the analysis of the Civil Protection situation in the JIP region and aims to prepare a concrete and standardized regional and cross-border operating procedure (SOP) for a closer operational cooperation in case of a complex emergency. It also trains all parties on Host Nation Support (HNS) issues.
The PDEX project consortium consists of the following members:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Cyprus)
D.M.A.T. CONSULTING KG (Austria)
PPI – PREPARED INTERNATIONAL UG (Germany)
Resilience Solutions (Austria)
JOHANNITER-UNFALL-HILFE EV (Germany)